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Unique Souvenirs You'll Love from Georgia

Georgia-grown and handcrafted, iconic and unusual, you'll treasure these mementos as much as your memories of your trip to the Peach State.

From classic books to home and garden decor, the following items from each of Georgia's nine travel regions make perfect keepsakes and gifts for faraway friends and family.

Gogo jewelry

Souvenirs from the Coast

Gogo Jewelry

Mother-daughter duo Gogo and Hannah Ferguson create jewelry inspired by the dazzling shoreline of their native Cumberland Island. Purchase items like a silver cuff at their shops on Cumberland Island and St. Simons Island. $250.

Homerville Honey Trail Honey

The Clinch County Honey Trail offers eight buzz-worthy places to buy honey and bee products, including flasks of 100 percent proof pure honey from Bruce’s Nut-n-Honey Farm. $12.

Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House Cookbook

Now you can make banana pudding and sweet potato soufflé like Sema Wilkes, famed proprietress of her eponymous Savannah boardinghouse, now the popular Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room. $29.99.

Laurel & Hardy

Souvenirs from East Georgia

Laurel & Hardy Bowler Hat

After touring The Laurel & Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia in Oliver Hardy’s birthplace, purchase a replica of the slapstick comedians’ trademark hats. You can wear it to the Oliver Hardy Festival that takes place in October. $5.

Bobbin Wind Chimes

Crafted from antique cotton mill bobbins collected from the Augusta Canal’s old textile factories (which brought a boom to the city), these wind chimes ring with history. Purchase them at the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area’s Discover Center Gift Shop. $25.

Miniature Golf Discs

Try the fast-growing sport of disc golf at the PDGA International Disc Golf Center in Appling, which has a training center, practice putting greens and three championship-caliber courses. Take home a few miniature discs to commemorate the occasion. $3.

Monastery bonsai

Souvenirs from Central Georgia

Monastery Bonsai

Abbey Garden Center at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers specializes in the art of bonsai. Purchase yours there, along with special monastery soil and other accessories. Starting at $250.

Peach Jam

Your day will be peachy when you savor jam made with Lane Southern Orchards peaches harvested in Fort Valley. Pick up a jar at their Roadside Market and Peachtree Café, where you’ll also find cobblers and fried pies. Starting at $3.99.

The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit

Joel Chandler Harris’ beloved collection of Uncle Remus stories comes to life in the Uncle Remus Museum, located in Harris’ birthplace of Eatonton. Be sure to pick up a copy of his classic tales while you’re there. $9.95.

Braswell's jellies

Souvenirs from South Georgia

Braswell’s Jellies, Jams and Preserves

Statesboro-based Braswell’s Food Company is known for its delicious jams, sauces, dressings and more. Pick up the fig preserve, red pepper jelly and balsamic sweet onion jam. $7 each.

Vidalia Valley Products

Using its own homegrown Vidalia onions as the basis for most of its products, Vidalia Valley creates delicious gourmet and country-style items like Vidalia Bloomin’ Onion Sauce and Vidalia Onion Creamy Vinaigrette. $4.99 each. Choose your favorites at shops around the state, including Pittman Family Farms & Country Market in Lyons.

Southern Soy Candles

Light these candles, and when the wax warms, spoon it like a lotion onto your skin for a heavy dose of moisture. Created in Metter, Southern Soy Candles are available in shops and salons around the region. Starting at $15.

See Rock City birdhouse

Souvenirs from Northwest Georgia

Rock City Birdhouse

If you’ve seen seven states from Rock City Gardens, let your neighbors know it with the mountaintop attraction’s official birdhouse. It’s a riff on the barns in the area whose roofs share the same message. $19.99.

Rome Clocktower Wine Stopper

Rome’s famous clocktower stands 104 feet and can be seen nearly everywhere in the city. Take a (much smaller) version of it home when you purchase a replica wine stopper at the Last Stop Gift Shop in the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center, housed in a 1901 train depot with an attached red caboose. $12.95.

Cherokee Alphabet Poster

New Echota State Historic Site is the former capital of the Cherokee nation, where the tragic Trail of Tears began after the signing of the Treaty of New Echota. When you visit this important spot, pick up a poster containing the letters of the Cherokee alphabet. $5.

Mark of the Potter pottery

Souvenirs from the Northeast Georgia Mountains

Mark of the Potter Pottery

Opened in 1969, Mark of the Potter in Clarkesville is the oldest craft shop in the same location in Georgia. Pick up a locally made item like a toad tepee or coffee mug, and then wander the lovely grounds looking for deer. $24

Beer Stein

While in the Alpine-looking town of Helen, what’s more appropriate than buying an authentic German beer stein? Helen’s annual Oktoberfest celebration is the perfect time to put it to good use! While you sip, enjoy German food, music and dancing. $45

Cabbage Patch Kid

Handstitched and signed original newborn baby named Everett Alvin is as cute as can be. Adopt him (or one of his adorable friends) at Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland. $225.

Sweet Grass Dairy cheese

Souvenirs from Scenic Southwest Georgia

Sweet Grass Dairy Green Hill

Sweet Grass Dairy & Cheese Shop in Thomasville makes a wide range of Old World-style handcrafted cheeses, including Green Hill, a Camembert-style cheese wheel. Stop in their cheese shop for a sample. $12.99.

Georgia Olive Farms Olive Oil

Made with Arbequina olives grown in Georgia and California and distributed by Lakeland-based Georgia Olive Farms, this extra-virgin olive oil is a favorite among celebrated Southern chefs (like James Beard Award winner Linton Hopkins) and home cooks alike. Break your dependence on foreign olive oil! $32.

Georgia Peanuts

Nothing says Georgia like salted, skinless peanuts from the Georgia Peanut Commission in Tifton. The state leads the nation in peanut production; now that’s news worth spreading! $2.35.

Hogansville Coffee

Souvenirs from West Georgia

Hogansville Coffee Company 1853 Medium Roast

Hogansville’s namesake coffee company sells locally sourced whole bean and ground coffee by the pound in the Blue Train Books store. Choose from light, medium, dark and decaf. $12.95 per pound.

Whitewater Express Cap

Get your thrills during the longest urban whitewater rafting trip in the world. Whitewater Express, Columbus leads thrill-seekers through the rapids; reward yourself for surviving with an embroidered cap. $14.95.

Golf Glove and Ball

With two picturesque 18-hole courses, Callaway Gardens is a linksman’s paradise. Commemorate your day with the resort’s signature Titleist glove and Pinnacle-1 golf ball. $17.50 for glove; $2.50 for ball.

Gone With the Wind book

Souvenirs from Atlanta Metro

Gone With the Wind

Take a guided tour of the turn-of-the-century Margaret Mitchell House where the author wrote her epic Southern novel – then purchase a copy of it from the gift shop. $35.

Coca-Cola Glass

You’ll enjoy a taste of Atlanta every time you sip a Coke from a classic glass, available at World of Coca-Cola. Sample more than 100 flavors at this attraction’s tasting room. $3.

Pachyderm Painting

Zoo Atlanta is home to the nation’s largest collection of western lowland gorillas. It’s also home to an artist: The zoo’s very own Kelly the elephant paints one-of-a-kind pieces with her trunk, and she’ll create one for you too. $60.

Published: November 2014
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